A healthy diet has a good ally in cooked ham thanks to its high nutritional quality. Including it in your diet provides you with proteins, minerals and vitamins, as well as being a light and easy to digest food.
Although the Mediterranean diet advises against over-eating meat, it is also true to say that pork is a completely Mediterranean product. The slaughtering of the pig has been one of the most important family events of the year for centuries.
The nutritional value of meat is as undoubted as the benefits of its balanced consumption. Pork, specifically, offers a large part of the nutritional qualities of red meats (beef, lamb, etc.) and white meats (poultry) and contains iron and proteins of high biological value. Consequently, 100 g of cooked ham provides between 9% and 10% of the proteins that humans need every day, to which we should add that they are more digestible proteins thanks to the heat process to which they are submitted during production. Besides this, as well as being a very light product, it offers a large amount of minerals, important among which is iron, and it is a good source of vitamins, especially the B vitamins.